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Gudmundur Thorisson

  • Dr
  • Bioinformatics specialist
  • deCODE Genetics Inc
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Research interests

applications of Internet identity in research data sharing.Linked Data publishingBioinformatics


Trained originally as a biologist and obtained a B.Sc. in biology from University of Iceland. Worked professionally as a bioinformaticist for several years, since being hired out of school by Icelandic biotech company deCODE Genetics. Worked for Lincoln Stein at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory until relocating to Leicester, United Kingdom to undertake postgraduate studies. Obtained a PhD from Leicester and worked there as postdoc until relocating back to Iceland in 2012. Worked for the ORCID initiative and University of Iceland until end of 2013. Now work for NextCODE Health, a new spinoff from deCODE.

Co-authors (461)

Publications (5)

  • ODIN: The ORCID and DataCite interoperability network

    • Fenner M
    • Haak L
    • Thorisson G
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  • Quantifying the use of bioresources for promoting their sharing in scientific research

    • Mabile L
    • Dalgleish R
    • Thorisson G
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  • The Icelandic Open Access Barometer 2013

    • Watson I
    • Þórisson G
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  • Persistent, unique identifiers for authors – ORCID and smaller publishers

    • Thorisson G
  • The international HapMap project

    • Belmont J
    • Hardenbol P
    • Willis T
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Professional experience

Bioinformatics specialist

deCODE genetics

February 2014 - Present

Project manager


October 2012 - January 2014(a year)

Various roles

Háskóli Íslands - University of Iceland

May 2012 - December 2013(2 years)

Research Associate

University of Leicester

June 2010 - October 2012(2 years)

PhD student

University of Leicester

September 2006 - June 2010(4 years)

Education history

PhD, Bioinformatics

The University of Leicester

September 2006 - June 2010(4 years)

BSc, Computational biology and population genetics

Háskóli Íslands - University of Iceland

September 1996 - May 1999(3 years)

Diploma, Natural Sciences

Menntaskólinn á Akureyri

September 1990 - May 1994(4 years)